Local rock institution Waco Brothers play their 11th annual Waco Weekend, an end-of-the-year, two-day residency at Schubas. Stick fight opens on 12/27, Amy Gore & Her Valentines on 12/28.
The formerly local mash-up master duo makes a huge homecoming with two shows at the Riv. 12/30 is $30, 12/31 is $60
Psych-rock pioneer and former 13th Floor Elevators front man Roky Erickson gets far out with a pair of year-end dates. $30
A five-course traditional Italian menu features osso buco and tagliatelle with lobster. $55, $80 with pairings
Chef Ryan McCaskey presents a five-course dinner with the theme "1889 Cabaret, Paris, France," featuring lobster thermidor, beef Wellington, and opera cake; seatings at 5:30 and 9 PM are $125 and $175, respectively ($200 and $280 with wine pairings). The night includes surprise performances, music by DJ Lords and Ladies, champagne, and an afterparty from 12:30 to 3:30 AM.
"Vinyl & victuals with Zoe Schor" features the chef's music picks and a five-course prix fixe menu with seatings at 6:30, 7, and 7:30 PM ($78 per person, $52 at the bar) and 9, 9:30, and 10 PM ($104, $78 at the bar); a vegetarian option is available, as is an additional starter of oysters and champagne for two ($75).
Chef Perry Hendrix's five-course Mediterranean prix fixe includes paella and a Sicilian cassata for dessert. $65, $105 with pairings
Small bites, party favors, and champagne toast included in ticket price, with bourbon-barrel-aged beers (Goose Island Bourbon County Stout!) and typical menu available. $15
A four-course prix fixe menu begins with chef Paul Fehribach's now traditional red pea "cappuccino" and includes courses such as salsify "oysters" circa 1840. $75, $105 with pairings
Hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and performances by ensemble members along with the Michael Ross Trio and DJ Ervin "Magic" Gardner. $125, $200 per couple
The usual performance, plus a rendition of Auld Lange Syne and a champagne toast. $49-$99
Two seatings: from 5 to 8 PM a four-course prix fixe menu is $65 ($110 with wine pairings) and from 8 to 11 PM a six-course is $85 ($145); beginning at 8 PM admission downstairs at the bar is $30, which includes a champagne station.
Roaring 20s-themed party including an open bar, dinner buffet, a champagne toast, and music from DJs Ryan Ross and Greg Bauer. $90, $75 in advance
Open bar (9 PM-1 AM), dinner buffet (9-11:30 PM), and live entertainment. $159
A five-course menu with cocktail pairings is $150; walk-ins are welcome beginning at 9:30 PM.